catch (someone) unawares

idiom

: to affect (someone) without warning or without being expected
The rainstorm caught us unawares.

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“Catch (someone) unawares.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catch%20%28someone%29%20unawares. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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